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I Have Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Munchausen Syndrome. You're not alone. 30 People

    My friend admitted to me

    that she has munchausens, and she actually does and then decided she didn't and won't speak to her therapist about it. She is hurting herself and putting everyone she knows out by pretending to be handicapped. How can I help her? She sits at home alone most of the day or comes...
    dannigirl81 dannigirl81 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2014

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    I Think I Have Munchausens

    I have come to the conclusion that I have munchausens syndrome. I have always grown up having to one up the person next to me with a worse story of something that happened to me. Then it got worse, I started exaggerating the level of real symptoms to get sympathy from others. In...
    1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    I'M Obsessed With Hospitals And Cancer

    I have spent a lot of time in hospitals because of two of my close family members who had cancer. I saw them suffer, and I know both of them would have done anything to end their suffering. But for some reason, I want to be in their shoes. I love hospitals. I love the smell, the...
    alexissss alexissss 18-21 3 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    I Have Munchausen

    I know for a fact that I am sick, but I keep looking ways to go to the hospital , I feel so in peace or cared for You know what I mean. I don't want to let anybody know about my disorder but I want to have a surgery so bad! it hurts! have had three so far, but not because I faked...
    dulceocean1 dulceocean1 41-45, F Aug 30, 2013

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    Another Result Of A Rotten Childhood

    Just came back from therapy and if bi polar, PTSD, anxiety, and depression was not enough I have come to the conclusion that I have munchausen sydrome, I can not even pronounce this. As I sat in therapy with a ace bandage on my wrist from a fall I took I can do everything with my...
    Compulsive64 Compulsive64 46-50 Apr 26, 2012

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    Im Only 16

    Im awaiting blood tests for an auto-immune disease, and I dont know what to think. I feel disgusted at myself when i secretly wish i had something so theres a cinflict raging in my mind, i dont know what to do.
    munchausensabitch munchausensabitch 18-21 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    It's difficult for others to understand

    that I'd love to be lying in hospital, on oxygen, unable to move. Nurses caring for me, specialists understanding me, visitors making me laugh.No expectations. Thankfully my psychologist is helping me to understand it and talk to psychiast
    Jomail Jomail 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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    I Feel Like I'm A Sick Person For My Munchausen's

    I fake OCD ADD kidney failure heart problems, oh and it's perfect. When I see sick people I'm jealous, i break my bones and i love it, my heart stops with longing when I see an ambulance or someone go to the hospital, I fantasize over saying I have cancer, and was exited when i...
    Charliepeach Charliepeach 13-15 3 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    I Am A Mix?

    I think I may have a mix between hypochondria and Munchhausen Syndrome. These are the reasons: I love to watch youtube videos of people losing consciousness and whenever I see someone faint or get knocked out I get this “whomph” feeling in my lower belly that is just so...
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    I'M Not The Only One Who Noticed

    obviously because i have faked/exaggerated things all my life, i have been to my doctors practice countless times with my mum, often resulting with either nothing or antibiotics (much to my dismay). Just a few weeks ago I was having a discussion with my mum as she was saying how...
    munchausensabitch munchausensabitch 18-21 1 Response Mar 31, 2013

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    I Don't Have Munchausen But I Have Been Really Hurt By One Who Did

    I'm hoping this will help people trying to get over Munchausen. I had a close friend who I believed had cancer, pretended to be sick, asked people to be supportive during times of when he "went into surgery", etc. And then one day, his girlfriend (and my best friend) told me that...
    loveisblind1 loveisblind1 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    I Think The Love Of My Life Has, Munchausens.

    My girl friend, and I have been togeter almost a year now. We are engaged and I am worried she has Munchausens. In early March we found out she had stage 2 colon cancer. My daughter is 2 and, he stays with my mother so I could work two jobs and take care of my girl friend. Then...
    1127KM 1127KM 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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    I'm 14 and "suffer" from this awful syndrome.

    I often randomly say a part of my body hurts just so my mom will do something. I had pneumonia in June and really wish that it would have been a bigger more long term infection. I feel jealous when I read about cancer patients suffering and wish I could be among those people. I...
    stellagirl99 stellagirl99 13-15, F Jan 26, 2014

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    Need Advice

    I think I have a friend who has Munchausen's mixed with mythomania. I want to help, but I don't know how to tell her in a way that won't make her run for the hills. Any advice?
    anonym333 anonym333 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    Help?

    i have munchausen syndrome. and everyone is telling me to get a treatment for that itself... i dont believe that i have it. but everyone tells me i do... does anyone have any ideas on how to hurt myself? i feel like that pain is easier...because its the only way anybody will...
    smoot100 smoot100 22-25 6 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I'm 13 and have known that I have Poland syndrome all my life I'm lucky though I'm only missing my right pictorial muscle, my breast is inverted and my fingers on my right hand are...
    Incorrect13 Incorrect13 13-15, F 1 Response May 19

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    I have Crest Syndrome, i'm only 20 years old, I've known about it for about 2 years now. I'm currently 14 weeks and 5 days pregnant. Just curious to know how everyone deals with...
    taylaelise taylaelise 18-21, F May 7

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    (I actually don't "have" it anymore, as I'd be well-over dead.) I had serotonin syndrome from 2011-2013. I confused it with mania, and I had never had a seizure before, so I didn...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T May 12

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    I invite everyone that has Poland Syndrome to visit my group on Facebook it is a closed group, I look forward to seeing you all there.
    Gene47 Gene47 46-50, M 1 Response May 1

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    Hi everyone, my name is Lindee and I am now 24-years-old going on my 6th year of having POTS syndrome. Aside from the dizzy spells, fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, confusion and...
    shultm1 shultm1 22-25, F May 15

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    Hi! I'm 17 years old, and I was diagnosed with Turner's syndrome when I was a baby. At school, a lot of people don't understand me, and so I don't have a lot of friends and often...
    musiclover48 musiclover48 16-17, F 1 Response May 1

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    first of all I found all if this by chance and I almost started to cry. I was diagnosed with PS when I was born (thank you Cali hospitals) my right hand was small and webbed and I...
    Everrisingmoon Everrisingmoon 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    I've been diagnosed since I was 17 so just over a year ago yay I have a tendency to make social blunders and meltdown at the smallest things I am also a somewhat rare female Aspie
    Robinwing Robinwing 13-15 2 Responses May 2

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    There's two types of people with aspergers . The ones who can't hold a conversation to save their life AND the ones who talk about anything and everything they know nonstop till...
    JoshRobin JoshRobin 18-21, M 8 Responses May 9

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    One of my reasons for being here is 2 meet peeps like me. Luckily for me, only my breast at my right hand side is affected, it hasn't grown at all, staying in boarding school and...
    4everoptie 4everoptie 16-17, F 2 Responses May 9

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    I crave baking soda ... It don't know why.. I do have low iron.. I've had several transfusions but I just can't stop.. I eat baking soda all day if I could.. N I also crave ice I...
    tee08 tee08 31-35 May 11

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    Hello mother of a lil guy that was diagnosed with klinefelter :( the more I read the more I worry about him. I have had diffrent doctors tell that they are not to sure what this is...
    debnmar debnmar 36-40, F May 18

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    My 1month old lil boy was diagnosed with klinefelter. .the more I read on this the more am worried ,I keep wondering how this will affect him :( I keep praying that its not as bad...
    debnmar debnmar 36-40, F 3 Responses May 18

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    My sister and I both have been diagnosed with MELAS. I am 22 and my sister is 26. She was diagnosed first with the genetic disease when she was about 20. We both live in Toronto...
    hedyc hedyc 22-25, F a week ago

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    I'm wanting friends like me someone who understands and also thinks and sees things in away others don't. I want someone who hears i have AS and won't go off about how they are so...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    first of all I found this by chance and I almost started crying. I was diagnosed with PS when I was born. my right hand was small and webbed with the middle digits missing and my...
    Everrisingmoon Everrisingmoon 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    This is something I hate to admit.. After being kidnapped, used, and abused, it still makes me cringe when people say "he'll get what he deserves" and much worse.. I hated him for...
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 1 Response May 9

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    How expensive is the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehab Program??
    december789 december789 16-17, F May 18

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    my name is cyerra and im only 16 i started eatting baking soda when i was 14 and i love it so much but my mom found out and stop buying it and my bidy was craving so bad for it so...
    Cyerra16 Cyerra16 16-17, F May 20

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    I am a 33 yr old female with a PhD and have been constantly lightheaded for months. My symptoms last all day/every day and include feeling faint, tremors/skakiness, shortness of...
    healthproject healthproject 31-35, F Apr 29

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    I have Asperger's Syndrome which is a high functioning form of autism. I got diagnosed at 7, but my parents told me I was BORN with it. I guess I was born abnormal after all. I...
    maialove maialove 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I invite you all to come over to my Poland Syndrome Suppport (USA) Facebook page, this is a closed group and we are very open and willing to lend advise.
    Gene47 Gene47 46-50, M May 1

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    I invite you all to come over to my Facebook group page, Poland Syndrome Support (USA).
    Gene47 Gene47 46-50, M May 1

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    I am a 16 year old girl and I'm still in high school, that's tough as it is but I do live with polands syndrome and its makes life harder especially in this day and age. When...
    MelissaM98 MelissaM98 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I am so glad I stumbled on this category of posts, because reading of other people's similar experiences is somehow helpful to me, although I'm sorry for all of your troubles. I...
    2323Anonymous 2323Anonymous 51-55, F May 11

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    Hello fellow CES survivors my heart is out to you all I had surgery on March 4 2015 laminectomy/discectomy emergency decompression was paralyzed for 30 hours .This syndrome is one...
    clint03 clint03 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    That is one thing I really don't like about the A.D.D. I have. It makes typing Stories here on E.P. more time-consuming than it really needs to be. I mean, I may start out every...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 2 Responses May 7

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    In the past 64 years since I contracted polio, nothing has been discovered to cure the later effects of polio, but Gabapentin for nerve pain (300 mg.) really helps me sleep at...
    julesgarden julesgarden 61-65 Apr 29

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